Over 55 riders showed up for the fourth annual Motorcycle Toy Run which took place on Sunday, 13, with more than 150 toys donated and collected along the way.
‘This annual event just continues to get bigger each year as the word spreads and the local community jumps on the bandwagon of making sure that all the kids of Cayman have the best Christmas ever, and no child is left without,’ said Brad Bregani, programming director of 96.5 CAYROCK.
‘It was a hugely rewarding day, made possible by the outpouring of support from everyone- the enthusiasm was palpable!’
Leading up to the day of the ride, the community of Cayman was encouraged to donate unwrapped toys for children.
On the day of the ride, the riders set off from Boatswain’s Beach and collecting donations along the way. Participants rode all sorts of two-wheeled vehicles including mopeds, scooters, choppers and hogs, accompanied by the 96.5 CAYROCK Corvette and the X107.1 van.
From West Bay, the ride picked up toys from Foster’s Food Fair at The Strand, then passed through George Town and South Sound, pausing for a pit stop in East End, before arriving at North Side Public Beach for a barbeque.
‘We surpassed expectations with the amount of toys we collected, both from donations at drop off points as well as each of the riders who all brought toys in addition to participating,’ said Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association President Keith Keller.
‘It was great to see everyone join in and everyone enjoyed the BBQ at the end – the perfect way to cap off the day.’
The 150-plus toys collected were to be distributed by the Lion’s Club of Grand Cayman at its annual Christmas party on 20 December.